Wednesday, October 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Endless wait for renewal of licences 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1
Thirty-three of the 42 blood banks in the NCT of Delhi are collecting blood in spite of the fact that their licences have not been renewed/cancelled. The licences of some of these 33 blood banks had become due for renewal as far back as 1997. The Department of Health claims the “renewal” of their licences is “under progress.”

Of the 42 blood banks, 17 are run by the Government of NCT of Delhi, 15 by private hospitals, eight by private commercial institutions and two by voluntary organisations. Quoting the status paper prepared by the Department of Health, sources say 13 of the 17 blood banks run by the Government of NCT of Delhi, 13 of the 15 run by private hospitals, six of the eight private commercial blood banks and one blood bank run by a voluntary organisation are still to get their licences renewed.

Among the blood banks run by the Government of NCT of Delhi, the renewal of Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital’s licence is apparently “under process” for the last five years. According to the status paper, its licence was due for renewal in 1997. Similarly, Kasturba Gandhi Hospital’s blood bank became due for renewal in 1998 but has neither been renewed nor cancelled in all these years.

The situation is no better in the blood banks run by private hospitals. Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre’s blood bank at 1, Tughlakhabad Institutional Area and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre’s in Sector 5, Rohini, have not been renewed or cancelled since 1999 when their licence expired.

Also “under process” for the last three years (since 1999) is the renewal of licences of the blood bank of Indian Red Cross Society at 1, Red Cross Road, and, in the private commercial category, of Bajaj Blood Bank and Institute of Immunohaematology at 1 C/3 Guru Gobind Marg and White Cross Blood Bank in East of Kailash.

The only blood bank in the list of 42 to have actually lost its licence is GK Medical Centre’s Blood Bank at E 49, Greater Kailash. According to the sources, its licence was cancelled on March 14 this year. Although Health Minister AK Walia was not available for comment, officials in the Department of Health claim the renewal of licences takes time on account of an elaborate process laid out for the purpose. They however could not offer an explanation for the inordinate delay in certain cases of more than five years.

Interestingly, the National Blood Policy stipulates fresh licences to stand-alone blood banks in private sector shall not be granted. Renewal of such blood banks shall be subjected to thorough scrutiny and shall not be renewed in case of non-compliance of any condition of licence. The Policy also stipulates Quality Assurance manager shall be designated at each Regional Blood Centre / any blood centre collecting more than 15 thousand units per year to ensure quality control of blood and its components in the region assigned.

The National Blood Policy, officials add, strives to collect safe blood and procure safe blood from a voluntary, non-remunerated regular blood donor. The strategy for achieving that objective will be to prohibit trading (sale and purchase) in blood and phase out the practice of replacement donors in order to achieve 100 per cent voluntary donation.



MDU Prof suspended for diatribe against V-C
Jatinder Sharma

Rohtak, October 1
The Executive Council (EC) of Maharshi Dayanand University has suspended Dr Yajanvir Dahiya, professor in Sanskrit Department, on charges of levelling allegations against the Vice-Chancellor, Maj-Gen (retd) Bhim Singh Suhag.

Dr Dahiya has reportedly alleged in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor that General Suhag has given precious university land to private agencies like the BSNL, HVPN, police department etc. The EC, which met here on Monday, took a serious note of the tone and tenor of the letter written by Dr Yajanvir Dahiya and ordered his suspension, pending inquiry into the allegations against the Vice-Chancellor and the conduct of the teacher.

Dr Yajanvir Dahiya is also a member of the Executive Council and his term will expire in May 2003. During the period of suspension, his membership of the EC would also remain suspended, a university spokesman told the ‘NCR Tribune’.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that the university has not allotted any land to the BSNL as the proposals submitted by it have not been found favourable. But the university has allotted two acres of land to the HVPN for setting up a 132 KV substation near the existing 33 KV substation. The land has been provided on lease for a period of 99 years.

The Executive Council of the university had on March 2 last year allotted five acres of land to the HVPN in the south-east corner of the campus near the Rohtak-Delhi railway line and the JLN Canal intersection on lease for a period of 99 years for the construction of a 132 KV substation at the university with a nominal licence fee of Rs 100 per annum. But this land was not found suitable by the HVPN, which requested for a change of site near the existing 33 KV substation.

The HVPN assured the university that there would be no additional transmission lines from the powerhouse to the consumers and that a direct feeder line would be provided exclusively for the university, which would greatly improve the power supply on the campus.

In another decision, the EC has approved grant of senior scale and selection grade to all the eligible teachers under the new Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). Nearly 25 lecturers working in various faculties of the university have been promoted Readers. Dr Ajit Singh Siwach, assistant librarian, has also been promoted deputy librarian under the CAS. The EC has also approved a revised promotion policy for the library staff of the university and University College. The Executive Council has approved the extension in the deputation period of Dr Ranbir Singh till March 31 next year. The EC resolved that no further extension would be allowed to Dr Ranbir Singh beyond that date.

Dr Ranbir Singh, Professor of the Department of Law, was selected Director, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, on deputation for a period of three years from October 10, 1998 to October 9, 2001. His term of appointment as Director, NALSAR University, Hyderabad, was extended for three years beyond October 9, 2001, by the president of that university. Consequently, he applied for a grant of extension for three years. But the EC at its meeting held on October 8, 2001 had resolved that Dr Ranbir Singh should be granted extension in deputation for only one year, that is up to October 9,2002.

Maharshi Dayanand University, interestingly, has no deputation rules for its teachers. It considers such issues under relevant rules framed by the Haryana Government. The spokesman said that the matter with regard to framing of rules for deputation for teachers was under consideration of a committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor for the purpose.

The Executive Council has also approved creation of temporary posts for various departments under the Self-Finance Scheme. The departments in which these posts of lecturers have been created are IMSAR, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Bio-Sciences, Departments of Computer Science and Physical Education in University College and the MDU National Law College at Gurgaon.

The EC deferred action on the report of enquiry conducted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Mr Jai Kishan Sharma, against Dr Arun Nanda, Reader in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr Nanda has levelled allegations against the Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof A. K. Madan, on March 28 last year. The EC resolved that the behaviour, work and conduct of Dr Nanda should be observed till March 31, 2003 and action on the inquiry report would be taken after that.



Making it safe for one who gives life
Smriti Kak
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1
To say that an appalling number of women in India die due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth will be an understatement. If one wants to get a feel of the numbers, take a look at this: If two fully occupied Airbus 320s crashed everyday, killing all passengers on board, the total toll in a year would be 1,30,000. The same number of women dies in India every year during or after childbirth.

One woman dies every five minutes due to pregnancy-related causes. Of these, almost 50 per cent deaths are because of unsafe abortions in girls of the 15-19 age group. For every woman who dies, 30 develop life-long illnesses and injuries related to pregnancy. And almost all these deaths can be prevented.

“For women, ground zero is childbirth. It is mandatory to provide the right of life to the one who gives life. There are preventable strategies that we need to adopt to prevent these avoidable deaths,” points out Ms Indu Capoor, co-chairperson of White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI), an organisation working for the cause of safe motherhood.

To address this phenomenon of unsafe motherhood, which continues even today in spite of awareness and medical facilities, the WRAI is organising a conference, ‘Saving Mother’s Lives: What Works’, in the Capital from October 3 to October 6.

The conference will provide a forum for experts and champions of safe motherhood from 35 nations to share the best practices in curbing the problem. Among the various initiatives to be launched, the WRAI will stress the need for interventions to prevent maternal deaths, enhancement in health and nutritional interventions, ensuring access to healthcare facilities and access to ante-natal care (ANC).

Studies reveal that the 72 per cent of maternal deaths can be prevented through ANC or post-delivery care. Studies conducted worldwide reveal that the five major direct medical causes of maternal deaths are haemorrhage, which is excessive bleeding, unsafe abortions, sepsis or infection, eclampsia – a disorder due to hypertension - and obstructed labour where the baby cannot be delivered without medical intervention.

In India, the fact that 80 per cent of the women are anaemic also contributes to the number of those who die due to childbirth. “Anaemia from a young age in girls compounds their condition during pregnancy,” says Ms Saroj Pachauri of the Population Council.

Poor health before pregnancy, no access to healthcare, poor hygiene and socio-economic and cultural inequalities all contribute to unsafe motherhood.

The WRAI, on its part, has listed empowerment of women, making vital economic and social investment, delay in marriage and first birth and prevention of unwanted pregnancy among some of the measures that can aid in the safe motherhood programme. 



Police cane agitating students
Our Correspondent

Meerut, October 1
Police and RAF personnel today lathi charged hundreds of students of Meerut College who had been agitating against the sudden hike in fees for the last three days. The infuriated students, in turn, forced the authorities to close the college.

The college campus had virtually turned into a cantonment since morning. Armed police and RAF personnel were stationed inside the premises and at all entry points. This infuriated the students who tried to enter the campus through the main gate without showing the identity cards and the personnel resorted to a lathi charge. Several students were allegedly beaten up. Some of the students who were heading the movement were taken into custody and sent to the Lalkurti police station.

According to sources, the administration of the college has increased Rs 40 as sports fee, while there is no provision for increasing fees in the middle of the session. Several students had been organising a peaceful movement for the last three days. But today, the college administration requested the district authorities to deploy police force on the college premises. To check any untoward incident, the authorities also deployed RAF personnel inside the campus.

Hundreds of students protested against this and gathered at the main gate and started shouting slogans against the principal of the college. When they tried to force themselves onto the college campus, the RAF and armed police personnel lathi charged them. Several students were beaten up and some of them taken into custody.

Thousands of students gathered before the administrative block of the college and protested against the police action. The angry students also took out a procession to the SSP’s office and told the SSP that police had no business on the college campus. Seeing the swelling number of students, the SSP ordered the release of the students from police custody.



Yet another arrest in Atma Ram case
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1
With the arrest of the fourth suspect, Rajinder alias Raju Nai, in the sensational Atma Ram Gupta murder case, the Delhi Police today claimed to have reached the final stage in its investigation.

Rajinder, who had been absconding since the incident on August 24, was nabbed by the sleuths of the West District police from Wazirpur JJ Colony late last night, where he had reportedly come to meet some relatives.

Raju Nai is believed to have driven the car in which the corporator from Tri Nagar was whisked away to an isolated spot in Ghaziabad, soon after the Congress rally at Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds here and then shot dead allegedly at the behest of another corporator , Sharda Jain. Sharda Jain, her brother Raj Kumar and a known criminal of Ghaziabad, Nirvikar alias Doctor, have already been arrested in this connection.

However, another prime accused in the case, Roshan Singh, a former pradhan of a village in Ghaziabad, continues to evade arrest. The police said that efforts were on to trace him.

The police believe that Roshan Singh, at the behest of Sharda Jain, reportedly requisitioned the services of Nirvikar alias Doctor, who was in Aligarh Jail, for committing the crime. Nirvikar reportedly secured bail to commit the crime and then got it cancelled. He was arrested from the Aligarh jail and brought here on remand.

The abduction and subsequent murder of the Congress Corporator had caused considerable flutter in the political circles here and many believed that the so-called tender mafia could have had a hand in it as Mr. Gupta was persistently working for the privatisation of the toll tax collection. His highly decomposed body was recovered a week after the incident from a canal in the neighbouring Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

While Sharda Jain had confessed to having commissioned the murder and is claimed to have paid Rs. 60,000 to the suspects who actually carried out the crime, the police are still groping for the real motive.



Haryana Cong dissidents come out in the open
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, October 1
Things seem to have not changed much after the swapping of positions by former HPCC president Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former Leader of the Opposition Bhajan Lal, now the party chief, as far as factionalism in the state Congress and the district unit is concerned.

Upset by the recent order of removal of several Hooda and Birender supporters as District Congress Committee (DCC) chiefs, the dissidents have come out in the open about their resentment.

Several local leaders and activists of the Congress party here, who owe allegiance to Mr Hooda and a former HPCC president, Mr Birender Singh, have decided to hold a function here on October 6. The Bhajan Lal group has not been invited to this function, it is learnt. According to certain leaders, the programme would be held at Daulat Ram Khan dharamshala here and Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda is likely to attend the meeting.

It may be recalled that Mr Raghbir Singh Teotia, DCC (Rural) chief, had been removed from his post recently after a decision was taken by the new HPCC chief who ordered the removal of several DCC presidents across the state. It is learnt that Mr Teotis has been a staunch supporter of Birender-Hooda group. Similarly, all those who were sacked had a similar story to tell.

It is reported that these dissident leaders have decided to hold a meeting so that they can forge unity and register their protest indirectly. Some political experts believe that the move is likely to culminate in the formation of a parallel body to the DCC. Some of the leaders associated with this move include Mr Vasdev Saluja, Mr V. Virmani, Mr Harender Pal Singh, Ms Radha Narula, Mr Gyan Chand Ahuja, Mr Gulshan Bagga, who have been supporters of Mr Hooda and Mr Birender Singh. It is learnt that invitations have not been extended to leaders and workers close to Mr Bhajan Lal for the proposed meeting. It may be recalled that Mr Hooda, Mr Birender Singh and Rao Inderjit have come close to each other after Mr Bhajan Lal became the party chief.



HPCC spokesman denies groupism
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 1
Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former Haryana Minister and the spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), has denied there is any groupism in the party.

In a signed press statement issued here today, Mr Hooda claimed that Mr Bhajan Lal had succeeded in inspiring confidence among all sections in the party. Party workers have also expressed their faith in the leadership of Mr Bhajan Lal, who is the only leader capable of providing an alternative government in the state.

He said the people of the state were fed up with the Chautala government and wanted a change. They had rallied behind the Congress party as well as Mr Bhajan Lal. He also predicted that the Congress party would get an absolute majority in the assembly elections and form the government on its own in the state. He appealed to the people of Haryana to extend their support to the Congress party and its president, Mr Bhajan Lal, if they wanted to get rid of the misrule of the INLD government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister.

Referring to the drought conditions in Haryana, Mr Hooda doubted the bona fides of Mr Chautala in seeking timely and adequate financial assistance from the central government for giving compensation to the drought-hit farmers in the state. He alleged that Mr Chautala was more interested in having a confrontation with the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, than making sincere efforts to get Central assistance on time.

Mr Hooda also accused the Chief Minister of following anti-farmer policies and befooling them on one pretext or the other. He alleged that the farmers of the state were disenchanted with both the central and the state governments.

He alleged that Mr Chautala had created terror among the government employees by threatening to retrench them if they raised any voice against his misrule and started any confrontation with the government. He said that at least 20,000 posts in various departments had already been scrapped and the sword of retrenchment was hanging on the heads of government employees. The Congress leader blamed Mr Chautala for creating chaotic conditions and not fulfilling the promises made at the time of assembly elections to the people as well as the educated jobless youths with regard to providing jobs.



Pilot Ritu Malik remembered
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, October 1
Ms Ritu Malik, the youngest woman pilot of Haryana, who died in a plane crash along with senior Congress leader Madhav Rao Scindia at Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh on Sept 30 last year, was remembered by members of her family and friends on the occasion of her first death anniversary yesterday.

Mr R. S. Malik, a resident of Model Town here and father of the deceased, said she was the only daughter in the family and had been a promising girl from the very beginning.

He said she passed her plus two examination from Wynberg-Allen school at Mussoorie in April 1997 and during career counselling she got inspiration for flying, which later turned into a passion.

Mr Malik said Ritu obtained her student's pilot license from Delhi Flying Club in 1997 and soon she was selected by the Haryana Government to undergo a flying course for private pilot license and commercial pilot license at the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, Karnal, under the central and state sponsorship quota scheme.

He said she faced the greatest challenge in her life when her mother expired in November 2000.She was offered the job of co-pilot by the Jindal Group, which she accepted as a first step towards her dream to joining Air India.

But destiny had a different role to play for her. Her first career flight on job turned out to be the last one. He lamented that her desire that Papa should see her in uniform could not be fulfilled.



NDPL announces load shedding for today 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1
North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) today announced load shedding on rotational basis in the following areas on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 between 8 am and 5 pm: Ramesh Nagar, Bali Nagar, Rajouri Garden, ESI Colony, Azadpur, Naniwala Bagh, Adarsh Nagar, Kewal Park, Indira Park, Rampura, Zakheera, Moti Nagar, Gulabi Bagh, Daya Basti, Shastri Nagar, Naag Mandir, Kala Pahar Shaizadawala Bagh, Kanahiya Nagar, Faiz Road, Tibbia College, Patel Nagar, Shadipur, Rewari line, Naraina, Mansarover Garden, Inderpuri, Lakar Mandi, Anand Parbat, Mangolpuri and adjoining areas.

The cut in power supply is being initiated by Bhakra Byas Management Board (BBMB), to carry out urgent maintenance work on 33 kv feeder-1, which provides power to the Rohtak Road sub-station of NDPL.

Giving reasons for the power cut, Mr Anil Kumar, Sardana, CEO, NDPL, said, “There is an urgent maintenance work being carried out by BBMB which will result in load shedding to the Rohtak Road sub-station. We are taking the initiative so that our consumers get the required information well in time”.

The following areas will also be affected due to maintenance work: Timarpur, Kingsway Camp, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar, Nirankari Colony, parts of Delhi University and adjoining areas.



NDMC chief commissions sub-station
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1
Mr Subhash Sharma, Chairperson, New Delhi Municipal Council, commissioned a temporary 66 kv sub-station at Dr Bishamber Das Marg this morning.

The sub-station will meet power requirements of the newly constructed Parliament library building and other government buildings coming up in the DIZ area, including the MPs’ Hostel near RML Hospital. The temporary 66 kv sub-station has capacity of 20 MVA power transformers. The NDMC has decided to construct a regular sub-station of 70 MVA capacity with indoor gas insulated switch gears within the next two years at the same place which will occupy less space and maintenance free.

The temporary 66 kv sub-station has been established at a cost of Rs 2.75 crore in a record time of seven days. It is being energised by the DPSC from their 220 kv grid sub-station at Park Street.



Students of Springdales injured in bus collision
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 1
Eight students of Springdales School were injured in an accident in Dhaula Kuan this morning when their school bus was involved in a collision with passenger buses and one RTV. The students sustained minor injuries and were discharged after first aid treatment from a hospital. The accident occurred when vehicles tried to over take one another at a traffic jam. Subsequently, the students were taken to a hospital and the traffic jam was removed, the police said.

HC upholds Nafe Singh’s election

Jhajjar: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held the election of Bahadurgarh MLA Nafe Singh Rathee as valid. His election was challenged by his opponent Congress candidate, Mr Ramesh Dalal, on the charges of large-scale rigging and booth capturing.

The election was held on February 22, 2000 during the assembly elections. Mr Nafe Singh had contested on an INLD ticket. Later, the Congress candidate alleged that polling stations were captured by INLD activists and the counting of votes was rigged. He had filed a writ petition in the high court.

Mr Nafe Singh was declared winner at that time with a margin of 1,648 votes. He had received 38,555 votes against Mr Ramesh Dalal’s 36,907 votes. The votes were recounted at that time.

However, the HC in its orders held the election of Mr Nafe Singh valid and ordered the complainant to pay Rs 10,000 to the respondent as expenses of pursuing the case.

Minor gangraped

In a sensational case, a woman reportedly forced her minor daughter to marry a man. The girl was sexually exploited by the man and his accomplices for a week in Dhubaldhan village of the district.

The brother of the victim succeeded in rescuing the sister and reported the matter to the police. A case has been registered a case under Section 363, 366 376, 506 and 120 B against the mother and three others.

According to information, the widowed mother Ompati along with other accomplices took the girl from their village in a car on September 21 to a hotel in Rohtak.

The minor girl was reportedly forced to marry Jagdish of Gamri village. She was reportedly gangraped by Jagdish, Dhanraj and another person for about a week with the connivance of her mother.

Public gathering disallowed

The Delhi Police disallowed public gatherings on the Shamnath Marg in view of the sensitive nature of the area and the problem of possible traffic jam. Due to the on going construction work for the Metro Rail, the Shamnath Marg has become congested and narrow, which has hampered the smooth flow of traffic. 



Steel merchant robbed of Rs 5 lakh in Ghaziabad
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, October 1
Three armed criminals robbed about Rs 5 lakh from a steel merchant who was returning after collecting the money from Muradabad. In the same area, criminals had looted a house of an advertising agency owner after murdering his young son, Yatharnath, on September 29. Similar crimes for the second day have left residents of Patel Nagar, a posh locality of Ghaziabad, in great panic. The police have not been able to identify the criminals involved in both the crimes.

Ashuthosh Jain, the steel merchant, a resident of J Block in Patel Nagar, said he was lucky to have escaped from being shot by the miscreants. Mr Jain visits Muradabad often to collect money from his clients.

As he reached his house at about 9.30 last night, four armed criminals came in a car and snatched the money bag from him after aiming a gun at him. Although some persons gathered on the spot, the armed criminals brandished their weapons and made good their escape.

Police suspect that someone familiar with Mr Jain must have been behind this loot. Some of his employees have also been rounded up for interrogation by the police.

The residents are very critical of the police. They said there was hardly any police presence in the area making the criminals emboldened to continue their activities without fear.



Stolen goods worth Rs 1 crore seized
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, October 1
Four criminals have been arrested and goods worth Rs 1 crore looted from two Lucknow factories seized from the Indirapuram police station area.

The Lucknow special task force assisted by the local police conducted a raid and seized the goods, including medicine worth Rs 70 lakh and video cassette players worth Rs 3 lakh.

Ghaziabad SSP Chander Prakash said that the goods were looted from two factories in Lucknow under the Thakurganj and Sarojini police stations. The police came to know that the looted goods were taken to Delhi and Ghaziabad areas.

A team of police personnel form Lucknow reached the criminals through electronic surveillance. First, the police arrested Ashok Sharma of Haryana who had a godown in a GDA residential colony under the Indirapuram police station. His interrogation led to the busting of the whole gang. The police then arrested Hawa Singh, a resident of Uttam Nagar, Dharam Pal of Durga Park and Raj Kumar of GDA flats in Ghazipur, all in Delhi. They were arrested from GDA residential colonies under the Indirapuram police area.

Medicines worth Rs 70 lakh and VCPs worth Rs 30 lakh were recovered from godowns in these GDA colonies. Hawa Singh, the SSP said, was a notorious criminal belonging to the Bawarya gang. Ashok Sharma, the godown owner, had offered the space in godown to keep the stolen goods, SSP added.



Youths assault Delhi cop
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 1
Narinder, an employee of the Delhi Police, sustained injuries when he was attacked with knife by four youths on the premises of the judicial courts in the mini secretariat here on Monday. According to a report, the injured person was rushed to the civil hospital for treatment where he is stated to be out of danger. The police have registered a case of assault and launched a hunt to apprehend the assailants.

It is stated that Narinder had gone to the court to appear before it as a witness in a land dispute case. Narinder belonged to Bhatgaon village and the alleged assailants too hailed from there.

Gambler held: The police, in a special campaign against satta, have arrested nine persons and recovered Rs 5,130 and other articles of gambling.



Attempt to rob petrol pump employees foiled
Our Correspondent

Panipat, October 1
An attempt to rob the employees of a petrol pump by three criminals was foiled. The gang members were overpowered and handed over to the police. According to information, Rakesh Kumar, the manager along with the cashier of Bajaj Filling Station in Sector-25, were on their way to the Oriental Bank of Commerce to deposit cash, when their car was stopped by criminals on a motorcycle.

Soon, two more youths arrived and snatched the moneybag from the employees at pistol-point. However, even as the criminals were trying to flee, the alert car driver hit the motorcycle and brought down the motorcyclists.

The panicked criminals tried to run away but were chased by the employees and the people who had gathered at the site.

After some distance, the gangsters were overpowered, beaten and later handed over to the police.


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